Travel Agenda: Ireland in bloom; new flight routes from Southampton and London City; The Caribbean comes to London; The Takeout pops-up at Southbank; New Hotel in Athens; Independent Radio Festival
Saturday 04 June 2011
Breathe in the scent of flowers at Ireland's Bloom garden festival. Running until Monday in Dublin's Phoenix Park, it features 27 show gardens, a chef's kitchen and food market ( bloominthepark.com).
T his week
Eastern Airways launches a route from Southampton to Dijon (pictured) on Monday, opening up access to the vineyards of Burgundy ( easternairways.com); while BA starts flying to Faro from London City on Tuesday ( ba.com).
If you're not leaving home soil this summer, then a little bit of the Caribbean is coming to London. Mustique's renowned Basil Charles is recreating Basil's Bar in the garden of the Goring Hotel from Wednesday until September ( thegoring.com). Nearby, The Takeout arrives on the South Bank: a restaurant in a shipping container from Thursday to Saturday hosting top Singaporean chefs ( yoursingapore.com).
In the diary
With European festivals becoming increasingly popular in the British market, Thomas Cook has launched a one-stop shop for booking festival escapes. Nomud packages up flights with some of the most popular events, including Exit in Serbia, Rock Werchter in Belgium and TwiceasNice in Ibiza ( nomud.com)
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